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From Mineralogy to Geology : The Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830 - Rachel Laudan

From Mineralogy to Geology

The Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830

Paperback Published: 1st January 1987
ISBN: 9780226469478
Number Of Pages: 290

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"A fine treatment of this critical time in geology's history. Although it goes against our standard histories of the field, Laudan defends her views convincingly. Her style is direct, with carefully reasoned personal opinions and interpretations clearly defined."--Jere H. Lipps, "The Scientist"

List of Figures
List of Tables
The Conceptual Foundations of Geology
The aims of geology: Causal and historical
The methods of geology
The theories of geology
The aims of history of science
Mineralogy and Cosmogony in the Late Seventeenth Century Mineralogical ""common sense"" in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Minerals and basic ontologies Chemical theories of mineralogy Mechanical theories of mineralogy Histories of the earth
The evidence Physical cosmogonies Chemical cosmogo
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ISBN: 9780226469478
ISBN-10: 0226469476
Series: Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition